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Ca' Leonessa (Dorsoduro)

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Excellent 5/5

46 reviews

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Ca' Leonessa is a recently (2010) restored luxury first floor two double bedroom/ two bathroom apartment located in Dorsoduro in the heart of Venice. The apartment overlooks a quiet canal and a famous bridge (the Ponte dei Pugni) and the Campo San Barnaba (which featured as did the exterior of the apartment in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade). It is a short walk from the bus and railway stations. Due to its superb location all the sites of Venice are either within walking distance or a couple of stops on the vaporetto (water bus).

The apartment has been sympathetically restored using high quality traditional Venetian materials and local craftsmen. In the furnishing of the apartment the prime consideration has been to create a comfortable and welcoming oasis for you after a busy days sight seeing in magical Venice.

The living room (which overlooks the canal and which gives a great vantage point to view the Campo San Barnaba) features two Natuzzi sofa's (one double sofa bed) a Linn sound system and Sony HD television with DVD/CD player and Sky channels.

Both bedrooms are bright and airy with comfortable beds and have plenty of hanging/storage space in the bespoke wardrobes. One bedroom has a luxuriously appointed double bed with fine linens and traditional Venetian fabrics. The second bedroom has two single beds again with beautiful traditional Venetian fabrics.

Both bathrooms are fully tiled with local tiles in earthy/neutral tones. There are power showers in both.

The kitchen has been hand built and features a dining area which seats 6 people comfortably. It is fully equipped and will give you an opportunity to create some wonderful meals having spent the morning at the famous fish market (la pescaria) and the equally renowned grocery barge that is located on the canal just across the bridge in front of the house. If the culinary arts are not for you then you are in the heart of Dorsoduro which has some of Venice's finest restaurants.

Among the many other amenities on offer we have provided unlimited broadband/wifi; Wii system with a selection of games/activities; a collection of DVD's, CD's and books (including various cook books and guide books on Venice).

Our apartment is great for all groups from parents with children, groups of friends or a romantic hideaway for

a couple.

Included with your stay are bed linen and bath towels, all utilities, internet use and weekly cleaning as well as final cleaning on your departure. Added extras include electrical adaptors (UK and USA); umbrellas; guidebooks; maps and rain boots.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Venice Lido (15 minutes by waterbus) 4 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Marco Polo 8 km, Nearest railway: Venezia - Santa Lucia 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Access Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The property is cleaned before and after each visit (prices inclusive). Please visit our website for further details and photographs.

Further details outdoors

The property has a small courtyard with table and chairs.

Further details

A deposit of 25% of the total rental charge is payable to secure your booking.

The Veneto region

Your first glimpse of Venice , the pearl of the Adriatic, is of a magnificent vision of a city rising from the waters of the lagoon. The unique light has fascinated artists and travellers for centuries. As perhaps the greatest trading state Venice has absorbed different cultures like no other City. Its unrivalled blend of cultures is evidenced in the truly magnificent array of architectural styles from Byzantine through to Renaissance elegance and even the neo Fascist architecture of the railway station.

The Grand Canal runs through the centre of the city with its numerous smaller canals and 400 plus bridges link the city and its succession of palazzi.

From the first refugees arriving to the rise of the great Venetian empire of the 13th century and the later Napoleonic invasion, Venice has it all.


By stepping out of the front door of the apartment you enter the heart of this incredible and unique city. The Accademia, Frari and Guggenheim and Punta della Dogana (Francois Pinault collection) art galleries are all within easy walking distance. The Ca ' Rezzonico with its lovely shady garden is literally a minute away. St Marks Square is a short walk away. The immediate area has many of Venice's best restaurants not to mention two of its most distinctive squares with their lively cafes and bars (the Campo San Barnaba and the Campo Santa Margherita). Local fish markets and fruit and vegetable merchants are a short stroll away.

There is a supermarket 2 minutes from the apartment.

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23 May 2014


"Great stay in Ca Leonessa"

WE stayed in a two bedroom two bathroom apartment in Venice with our two adult children. The apartment is all redone and is very comfortable. The location is wonderful and we walked everywhere. Loved looking out the windows at the canal and having the market right outside our door. Grocery stores are close as are many restaurants and cafe's. We were greeted by a lovely girl who gave us lots of information and helped us arrange a water taxi for our early morning departure several days later. We have already recommended Ca Leonessa to several family and friends.

14 Jan 2014


"Perfect for a family stay"

Stayed here with our family including 4 children/teens aged 9, 12, 13 and 15. The apartment was really comfortable and well equipped. It is close to everything but not too noisy. The kitchen is well set up for self catering and there is a good small supermarket just around the corner. Each morning there is a barge selling fruit and vegetables on the canal just outside the apartment. There are also lots of extra things that make it a great place for a family to stay including board games and a selection of DVDs for when the kids need some down time. I highly recommend this apartment

28 Jun 2013



It was in a good location . The best plaza was near by . The food stores were around the corner . The many outdoor restaurants were very close . Transportation also was very close around the island . It was the best apartment I stayed at thru my trip in Italy . Thank you for having us we will be back .

28 Apr 2013


"A marvelous location in Venezia"

We spent a week in Venezia last march in this apartment with our two teenagers. The flat in Dorsoduro is centraly located and perfect to visit Venezia. The apartment was very agreeable very well equipped. It was very convenient, you can find really near shops (butcher, supermarket, bakery, fruits all you need). The place is also near of some good restaurants and of a Groom (fabulous ice creams). I recommend this property to all my friends and i hope to be able to come back soon.

23 Mar 2013


"Memorable Venice Experience"

Highly recommend this rental to others. Perfect location to site see, close to shops & restaurants. Easy to get around & enjoy the area. The flat was clean, comfortable & provided whatever was required during our stay. We have so many great memories of our stay in Venice & this ideal accommodation.

11 Nov 2012


"Staying at Ca'Leonessa made our stay in Venice perfect"

This apartment is a hidden secret and located perfectly on a picturesque canal in a quiet district of Venice where you are able to blend into the local life very easily. It has been recently renovated and is very stylish with every amenity possible from free high speed wifi to dishwasher and full laundry facilities. Jon is the consummate host, freely and promptly answering by email any queries you might have, and the booking and payment process was simple and speedy. We especially loved catching a water taxi fom the airport to within metres of the door, to be met by our local host with keys and full instructions on all we needed. Ca'Leonessa is everything it claims to be on its website and more. It is the best value for money accommodation we have enjoyed in a long time.

20 Jun 2012


"Home away from home"

We were very impressed with this property, as two mature couples we found it good value and very comfortable. It is about a 20 minute walk to St. Mark's square, very close to the vaporetto stop and in a quiet area of Venice. Yet a square just behind the property houses a supermarket, eateries, bakery, gelateria, fresh fish and more. The windows look out over a canal, where a barge sells fresh fruit and veg, people walk to work or school, and tourists take photos of the quaint bridges that cross the canal. A small courtyard was the perfect place for a glass of wine at the end of the day to reflect on our days adventures. The kitchen was fitted with everything you could need, and there is a great selection of books, CDs and DVDs along with a great sound system and comfy lounge suite. Highly recommend. Jenny and Chris O'Neill Queensland, Australia.

18 Jun 2012


"Perfect appartment and location"

We have stayed in three apartments in Venice and this was by far the best. It is beautiful, spacious, well located, and well appointed. Windows look out on a canal. Gondolas float by. Famous produce barge a stone's throw away. Very close to Campo Santa Margherita and Campo San Barnaba, a grocery store, and many bars and restaurants. Close to vaporetto stop, Accademia bridge, and Zattere. In my opinion, Dorsoduro is the best place to stay in Venice. it is convenient, quiet, and gorgeous. I would return to Ca' Leonessa in a heartbeat.

11 Jun 2012


"Beautiful well appointed flat in an excellent location"

The flat itself is beautifully restored and decorated, and furnished with faultless modern appliances, providing lots of living, bathing and cooking space for the 6 of us. The location of the flat is excellent. It is out the tourist hub bub, but close enough to walk to the grand canal (and the water busses) or one of the many restaurants/bars in one of the many squares, it is located on a canal version of a cul-de-sac, so only residents pass the under the windows. Amnities near the flat are plantiful, there is a supermarket within 2 mins walk, an amazing ice cream shop within a minutes walk, a bakery around the corner and the fruit and veg barge across the other side of the canal. There are also numerous bars and restaruants within stone's throw. My only down side, was that it was only on the last night, that we discovered that the funky bar across the bridge (to the flat) stocks some fantastic wines, and have great knowledgable and friendly staff, who are hapy to advise on restaurants in the area and are keen to promote the bar as gay friendly.

11 Jun 2012


"Dream apartment in a dream city, still basking in the memories."

The service we received was absolutely fantastic. The whole holiday experience went smoothly. When you go to a city for the first time it is important that you don't feel out of your depth,lost. We found the apartment easily due to the guidance of Irene and Ciara. On arrival we were blown away by the beautiful apartment. We were made to feel extremely welcome. Instructions for utilities,TV,local amenities etc very helpful. Loved all the books. We felt at home very quickly and I miss it, we all do. The location of Ca Leonessa couldn't have been better, this we came to appreciate more and more as we familiarised ourselves with the city. A plethora of restaurants ,bars,cafes on your doorstep.10-15 min walk to St Marks or the Rialto in the other direction.Supermarket and fresh veg barge literally a stones throw from the apartment. We feel honoured to have stayed in such a gorgeous old building,so sympathetically restored and beautifully furnished All our needs were catered for. Best M.O....don't plan just go out and get lost. We stumbled across some hauntingly beautiful sights just walking hither thither. Can't wait until we can return.

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      Calendar last updated:27 Aug 2015

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